Joseph Bennett, Carleton University and Steven J. Cooke, Carleton University The natural environment is fundamental to Canada’s national identity — look no further than the polar bear and caribou on the change in your pocket. Canadians often point to nature as the best thing about Canada. The science, however, is unequivocal: the natural environments that ...
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by Hans Tammemagi Originally Published in BC Magazine The Vancouver Island Forest Offers an Education in Eco-Forestry An  enchanting  forest  called  Wildwood  Ecoforest,  south of Nanaimo on Vancouver Island, has tall old-growth douglas-firs soaring into the sky, the rat-a-tatting of pileated woodpeckers echoing through the trees  and  emerald-green moss blanketing the ground.  Surprisingly,  this magnificent  ...
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Ryan Calder, Duke University September saw the scheduled flooding at the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric facility in Labrador, with the first power from the facility set to start this fall. The $12.7 billion provincial investment in green energy has driven Newfoundland and Labrador to the verge of bankruptcy and made a global exhibition of Canada’s natural ...
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By Guy Allan, Retired geological engineer with extensive experience in the oilfields of Alberta and Saskatchewan. In Southern British Columbia, we have a potential environmental disaster on the horizon. A direct transfer coal terminal is planned to be built in Surrey on the banks of the Fraser River. Trains carrying coal from the US will ...
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Greta Thunberg and George Monbiot present effective ways to address the Climate Crisis. Trees are Nature’s defense mechanism. Don’t miss this remarkable short film that will inform and inspire you! Video: 3:40 min.
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Harrison Ford hosts this powerful and emotional video about the state of our environment and the urgent steps that need to be taken in the next decade to save our planet. Video: 5:34 mins.
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By Guy Allan We are proud to introduce Feature Writer, Guy Allan, retired geological engineer with extensive experience in the oilfields of Alberta and Saskatchewan. View bio The present controversy involving Kinder Morgan’s plans to twin their Trans Mountain oil pipeline, taking a route through Burnaby Mountain, has put pressure on the Company to reveal ...
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Kathryn Walton, University of Guelph and Molly Gallant, University of Guelph Food waste is costly — and not just dollars and cents. Food waste also has significant environmental and health implications. Some estimates suggest that up to 50 per cent of food waste in Canada is generated at the household level. So what does this ...
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Jill Johnstone, University of Saskatchewan; Carissa Brown, Memorial University of Newfoundland, and Xanthe Walker, Northern Arizona University These days, smoke-filled summer skies and dusky red sunsets are a common occurrence across Canada and the United States. Much of that smoke is coming from large northern wildfires. We have been working on the consequences of increasing ...
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Joe Curnow, University of Manitoba In a time of climate catastrophe, after record-breaking temperatures scorched many parts of the world this summer and a devastating hurricane recently battered the Bahamas, school climate strikes are back. A week of student-led global days of action is planned between Sept. 20 and 27. Young people skipping school to ...
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